Excellent rallies in Sheffield then in Rotherham braving the November rain demanding ceasefire now and an end to the occupation, highlighting the hypocrisy of the western powers, and chanting not in our name
From October 13th Musheir El Farra chair of Sheffield PSC has sent reports of support he has distributed thanks to your efforts.
You can read the full report so far here (written November 4th)
UPDATE November 20th:
Prices of food in Gaza are now extremely high. The work Musheir has done on the ground has enabled volunteers to access supplies and so far 1831 families have had parcels of food or blankets or clothes.
Every £400 pounds raised will feed 1000 people with rice and lentils. Please support our special solidarity fundraiser.
Amazing achievement yesterday at Sheffield council meeting through the combined pressure of wonderful work by Sheffield Greens and the relentless, continued protests, letter writing etc by Sheffielders.
The council voted almost unanimously ( only one vote against?) for an immediate ceasefire and a statement that Starmer was wrong to speak about the right of Israel to withold water, food and electricity and should retract.
They also voted to call on UK govt to cease all arms sales to Israel, and to consider joining the Coalition.
The chief exec has to send the whole motion to UK government. Let’s hope that letter is published!
Incredible amount of support for Palestinians this weekend: take your pick from Sheffield, Chesterfield and / or Rotherham this weekend. But please do show your support.
This just shows the depth of solidarity there is. Use the link to get full details of the event
CALL TO ACTION
This Wednesday (from 1pm to 3pm), we are uniting to make our voices heard and pressure the Sheffield City Council to pass a motion we support on Palestine, which includes:
– Asking the Chief Executive to write to the UK government, requesting to call for an immediate ceasefire and vote for this at the UN
– Join the Sheffield Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid
– Condemn as a city all rhetoric that perpetuates genocide
A Green Party councillor will present this motion and vote during the rally – a pivotal moment for our cause.
Let’s come together as one powerful force, shaking the foundations of the council building with our voices from the outside.
We need YOU to show your unwavering support for Palestine and demand change.
Together, we can make a difference!
As Israel turns Gaza dark and opens a door for who knows what in Gaza, Sheffield once again shows great depth of support and solidarity.
From Friday morning at BBC Radio Sheffield to Any questions at Victoria Hall in Sheffield to the rallies in London and Sheffield.
As Israel launches yet another major military offensive against the 2.3
million residents of the Gaza Strip, many in the UK will want to show their solidarity with the oppressed people of Palestine.
However, it is important to understand how to voice your protest in a way that is measured, responsible, and most importantly, that serves to support, rather than undermine, the cause of Palestine.
Kara Firth (Leeds)
Ison and Harrison
0113 200 7438
Chris Peace (Sheffield)
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